Welcome to the website of Church of the Palms, a part of the United Methodist Church, where we believe a life connected to God, and a life connected to one another, is the most meaningful life there is!
Over 500 kids ran, walked and had lots of fun at the March 22 FunRun at Okatie Elementary School. Church of the Palms donated $987 to sponsor 21 kids who are part of the BackPack Buddies program. Thanks to all of you, and especially to Donna Bagley who coordinated our sponsorship effort.
The Okatie Elementary School fundraiser made their $10,000 goal! The money will be used for extension of the parent pick-up/drop-off sidewalk and this year's Field Day activities.
Thanks again, Church of the Palms, for your generous support of our local school.
Presbyterian, Lutheran, United Methodist, and A.M.E. churches in the greater Bluffton - Okatie area will gather together at noon each Wednesday, March 5 to April 5, in the season of Lent for worship and fellowship.
On Wednesday, March 29, the service is at St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, Bluffton Campus with the Rev. Daniel Burbage welcoming Rev. Sam Joyner of Grace Coastal, Presbyterian.
Finally, on Wednesday, April 5, the service is at Bluffton UMC with the Rev. Joey McDonald welcoming guest pastor the Rev. Chris Herrin, of Lowcountry Presbyterian.
Come join the Sisters!! Wednesday morning Bible study of Genesis. Each Wednesday morning starts with a little breakfast at 8:30 a.m. at Church of the Palms, followed by a study led by Pastor Pete from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. The study this week on March 29 starts at Genesis 2:21.
The book of Genesis is important as it forms a starting point of God's interaction and concern with God's specially chosen people, Israel. At the same time, Genesis forms a foundation for the broader scope of God's interaction and concern for all humanity and creation.
The book of Genesis presents stories about the beginning of the world and humanity along with stories about the beginning of the particular people of Israel and their ancestors.
Monthly potluck dinners are returning. On Wednesday, March 29 at 5:30 p.m. join families and friends as we share a potluck meal together.
Everyone is welcome! No need to sign up, just bring your favorite recipe, your smile and enjoy good food and fellowship. (drinks furnished)
Any questions, Sharon Crout/843-715-6024
The Brothers! Thursday morning breakfast and Bible study will start the book of Jeremiah on March 30.
The second of the major prophets, the book of Jeremiah is a challenge to conscience and a comfort to the wounded in body and spirit. The book addresses the destruction of Judah and the capital Jerusalem by Babylon’s armies but also strives to move beyond this historical milestone to a new future.
The book of Jeremiah seeks to defend God from charges of being unjust, uncaring, or unable to protect God’s people. Instead the responsibility of the people and their failure to “listen” is brought front and center.
Come join the Brothers! each Thursday morning, with breakfast from 8 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. and a study of Jeremiah from 8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Additional details on The Brothers! available online.
On Thursday, March 30, be a part of The Sisters!! visit to the historic 1854 Church of the Cross, located along the May River in Old Town Bluffton.
At 11 a.m. a docent will share the early history of this Bluffton landmark. Then plan to go to lunch at a new pizza restaurant, Local Pie, located next to Captain Woody's.
Thursday is Farmer's Market, so we do suggest carpooling to this event. Gather at the church for departure at 10:30 a.m.
Visit the Sign-Up Book in the Narthex, and sign up under Tab 30.
8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Fearless: The Courage To Question
"What If I Am Angry At God"
Palm Sunday Worship
8:30 and 11 a.m.
Maundy Thursday Worship
Good Friday Tenebrae Service
Saturday, April 15
Resurrection Easter Egg Hunt
Easter Sunday Services
8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
8:30 and 11 a.m.
There is still an opportunity to support the construction of our Christian Life Center and Sanctuary renovation.
Any size of sacrificial gift to the Forward in Faith Capital Campaign is a way of joining the vision God has for us as a church. The act of making a commitment is a way of being “all in” and placing trust in God.You may download a card here and simply return it to the church office. Join us as we continue "Forward in Faith."
Follow the construction of the Christian Life Center.
1425 Okatie Highway
Okatie SC 29909
M-Th 9-2 p.m.
Church of the Palms is pleased to announce the introduction of an electronic option for making regular offerings, making contributions to the capital campaign/building fund, paying for books, and other donations.
Contributions can now be debited automatically from your checking or savings account or processed using your credit or debit card. Our electronic giving option, enabled by Vanco Payment Solutions, offers safety, security, and convenience for you and easier processing of funds for our church.
Vance is endorsed by the General Council on Finance and Administration.